Beautyrest Mattress Topper Review
This gel-infused mattress topper sleeps cool, feels plush to the touch and comes with a high-quality cover to keep it secure and clean.
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The Mattress Nerd’s Take: Like most Beautyrest products, the Beautyrest Topper is a high-quality bedding accessory. The details of the topper’s cover and the enhancements to its inner memory foam elevate it above most traditional memory foam toppers on the market. Sleepers will enjoy the memory foam’s gel infusion, which helps wick away heat. In addition, textured side panels improve airflow and increase breathability. Another highlight: a polyester knit cover that fits snugly around the foam and your mattress, practically eliminating the need for a protective mattress pad. This topper is best for any lightweight or average-weight sleeper as well as strict side sleepers who enjoy a truly plush feel.
The Beautyrest mattress topper is manufactured by Simmons Bedding Co., a mattress company founded in 1871. The Beautyrest brand was established in 1925 and is known for selling high-quality mattresses and bedding accessories.
This mattress topper features Beautyrest’s Comforpedic Loft memory foam, which is infused with gel in a dual-sided design to channel heat away from the sleeper’s body. It measures 3” thick and is available in most standard sizes, ranging from Full to California King. Its Medium firmness setting is best suited for lightweight to average-weight side sleepers. Still, its plush, supportive feel can work for all sleeper types who aren’t heavyweight.
- Gel infusion helps it sleep cooler than other memory foam toppers
- Naturally antimicrobial and hypoallergenic
- Medium firmness setting suits a wide range of sleeper types
- Knit fabric cover adds moisture protection and enhances comfort
- Sold at Amazon, Target and more third-party retailers
- May be too soft for some back and stomach sleepers
- High cost relative to other gel memory foam toppers
- Tends to have a strong odor upon unpackaging
Polyester knit waterproof fabric cover
The cover uses elastic straps on all four corners to secure the topper to your mattress. It’s also waterproof, machine-washable and dryer-friendly.
Gel-infused memory foam
This Medium firm topper features three inches of gel memory foam, which is antimicrobial, hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to dust mites. Infused with gel to aid in cooling, the foam also boasts a dual-sided design that helps improve airflow throughout this memory foam mattress topper.
This topper’s true memory foam feel means that it will contour deeply around your body when pressure is applied. Elastic straps sewn to the corners of the topper’s cover can be secured underneath your mattress so that the topper doesn’t shift at night. The gel infusion in the foam will help the topper trap less heat than most memory foam toppers, but it will feel temperature-neutral rather than cool to the touch.
The foam has a Medium firmness setting, allowing it to balance comfort and support for all sleeper types who are lightweight or average-weight. This setting makes it best for side sleepers who need a softer, lower-density surface that will sink beneath the hips and shoulders for proper spinal alignment. Back and stomach sleepers who enjoy plush surfaces may like this topper, but a firmer topper will provide better support for side sleepers over time.
Shipping policies for the Beautyrest topper vary depending on the website where it is purchased. The topper is available with free shipping on Amazon.com for Amazon Prime members, but if you purchase from other third-party retailers like Wayfair, Target or Bed Bath & Beyond, shipping costs may be incurred.
Beautyrest does not appear to offer a sleep trial period for its toppers. The return policy for the gel memory foam topper varies depending on where it is purchased. Keep in mind that it may be difficult to return regardless of the retailer’s policies because the mattress topper is hard to compress once it has been unpackaged.
All Beautyrest toppers come with the brand’s three-year limited warranty protection.
1. Are the dimensions of the toppers the same as standard bed sizes?
The dimensions of the toppers may be slightly smaller than your mattress. This design is intended to allow you to secure your fitted sheet over your new memory foam topper. We recommend measuring your mattress before deciding on a topper size.
2. Should I purchase a 2”, 3” or 4” memory foam mattress topper?
Thicker mattress toppers are best for sleepers who want to dramatically change the feel of their mattress. If you simply want a little added cushioning and comfort, a 2” or 3” topper like the Beautyrest topper will do. Sleeping position and weight should also be taken into consideration, as a 4” topper is more likely to provide adequate contouring for side and heavyweight sleepers, while thinner toppers are a better fit for lightweight sleepers and strict back- and stomach- sleepers.
3. Is the Beautyrest mattress topper durable?
This is difficult to determine without sleeping on a topper for many years, but reviewers note that the product feels high-quality. We expect it to last around the same length of time compared to other more affordable memory foam mattress toppers.
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The Beautyrest Mattress Topper is a great choice for sleepers with a mid-range budget who want to soften the feel of their existing mattress by adding a plush, relatively cool topper. You probably won’t experience much heat-trapping or sliding with this product thanks to the gel infusion and the deep cover. Keep in mind that it has a Medium feel, so it’s best suited for lightweight sleepers, side sleepers and average-weight sleepers who enjoy a soft bed. Heavyweight sleepers will most likely find this mattress topper too soft to support their body weight.
See more of our top memory foam mattress topper recommendations, including products from Tempur-Pedic, Linenspa and more, in this review.
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